The Polka Dot Travel Lounge – Amanda from Marriott Hotels

by | Destinations, Honeymoons, Polka Dot Travel Lounge


Ms Herringbone

Travel Honeymoon Expert

I am constantly astounded at how many gorgeous hotels there are in the world, with so many hitting top marks for design, style and service. This week we are very lucky to be joined by the lovely Amanda, Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing at Marriott Australia. She sure knows a thing or two about great hotels!

We asked her to spill the beans on great honeymoon locations around the world, and let us in on her top picks. So grab your maps and start planning! 

What is your favourite region?

I love the winery region in Victoria. It is such a picturesque area and offers a really unique experience for couples. It is also within easy driving distance from the boutique style Melbourne Marriott Hotel.

melbourne winery honeymoon

Top Resort Recommendation?

The Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa is a stunning resort in Thailand which overlooks the glittering Gulf of Siam. Complete with cascading lush tropical gardens, secluded villas, a luxurious spa and superb sunset beach it is the perfect place to embrace nature and enjoy a truly romantic escape.

koh samui honeymoon

Suggestions for great honeymoon activities.

  • Relax! Whether it be by the resort’s pool or in a luxurious day spa
  • If honeymooning overseas, live like the locals do and immerse yourself into the local culture
  • Enjoy an intimate dining experience

 The ideal location for a proposal?

Surprise your loved one with an intimate poolside dinner overlooking cascading waterfalls, tropical gardens and a spectacular lagoon pool at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa on the Gold Coast. The resort also offers a range of beautiful accommodation styles including the opulent Presidential Suite, located on the 28th floor.

Queensland Honeymoon

Best kept secret honeymoon location?

The Renaissance Tuscany il Ciocco Resort & Spa is situated within a 600 hectare estate inside the Serchio Valley, in Tuscany. It is an iconic Resort where classic and elegant Italian style meets the chic design of Renaissance hotels and is a perfect hideaway for your honeymoon.

Italy HOtel Honeymoon

After that whirlwind tour of honeymoon destinations around the globe, I for one could certainly do with a cocktail by the pool! Thanks so much to Amanda for sharing her honeymoon hot-spots, and if you’d like more information on the Marriot Hotels in exotic places, head to their website and check out what’s on offer!

Photos courtesy of Marriott Hotels


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